Friday Faves: Heart Sick Edition

Welcome to another fine edition of Friday Faves here at Backseat Writer.  Please look to the left side of your screen and notice the cute image indicating that this is a “Friday Faves” post.  I designed it on the fly so I wouldn’t have to type “insert logo here” again.  While I would prefer aContinue reading “Friday Faves: Heart Sick Edition”

February: The Month of Love and CompassionArt

Back in January, this group of 12 songwriters united in Scotland to write songs and compose music that would benefit some of the poorest on our planet. Pictured (l-r): Matt Redman, Paul Baloche, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Steven Curtis Chapman, Israel Houghton, Michael W. Smith, Darlene Zschech, Andy Park, Martin Smith and Stu Garrard (Delirious?)Continue reading “February: The Month of Love and CompassionArt”

Review:: It’s Christmas – Mandisa

By Sarah Merkel The artist simply known as Mandisa became a household name as she entered the final rounds of “American Idol’s” fifth season.  After her debut album, fans were craving more and Mandisa decided to expand on her four song EP to produce a new holiday album called It’s Christmas.  Soulful and original, It’sContinue reading “Review:: It’s Christmas – Mandisa”

Leeland: Raising Up a Worship Generation

By Amy Sondova w/ Melissa Brown A best-selling album, a GRAMMY nod and several Dove Award nominations, a new marriage, and the Feb. 26 release of sophomore album, Opposite Way—that’s a lifetime of accomplishments for 19 year-old Leeland Mooring, frontman of the band, Leeland. The band’s first album, Sound of Melodies, was heralded by audiencesContinue reading “Leeland: Raising Up a Worship Generation”

Music Review: Ringing in Christmas

Written in December 2007 By Amy Sondova The sounds of the season are all around us—screaming kids who can’t wait for Santa, blaring horns from traffic jams in mall parking lots, the sound of the Christmas tree being knocked over by the pet. Ah, Christmas! But fortunately you can cover all that pesky background noiseContinue reading “Music Review: Ringing in Christmas”

Top 10 Best Christmas Songs

I’ve told you what songs I don’t get, but here are a few of the songs I love! 1. “I Celebrate the Day” by Relient K One of the best Christmas songs ever written. Full of meaning and wonder, Matt Thiessen is a gifted lyricist. 2. “Born to Die” by Bebo Norman Off of Bebo’sContinue reading “Top 10 Best Christmas Songs”